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Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma; cancer of the lining of the abdominal caviety.

Diagnostic Value of BAP1, GLUT-1 and Desmin Expression in the Discrimination Between Reactive Mesothelial Proliferation and Malignant Mesothelioma in Tissues and Effusions.

Cytopathology 2019 June 5 [Link] Önder S, Özogul E, Koksal D, Sarinc Ulasli S, Firat P, Emri S Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of BAP1, GLUT-1 and desmin expression by immunohistochemistry in the discrimination between reactive and malignant mesothelial proliferations. METHODS: A total of 88 biopsies and 30 […]

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Signet ring cell mesothelioma; A diagnostic challenge

Pathology Research and Practice 2019 May 22 [Link] Wang H, Herath C Abstract Signet ring cell mesothelioma is a rare variant of epithelioid mesothelioma with limited cases published. It has a male predilection and most commonly occurs on pleura; it can also arise in the peritoneal cavity. The signet ring cell morphology can pose a […]

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Adjuvant dendritic cell based immunotherapy (DCBI) after cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) for peritoneal mesothelioma, a phase II single centre open-label clinical trial: rationale and design of the MESOPEC trial.

BMJ Open 2019 May 14 [Link] de Boer NL, van Kooten JP, Burger JWA, Verhoef C, Aerts JGJV, Madsen EVE Abstract INTRODUCTION: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is an uncommon but aggressive neoplasm and has a strong association with asbestos exposure. MPM has low survival rates of approximately 1 year even after (palliative) surgery and/or systemic chemotherapy. […]

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Effect of Cytoreductive Surgery and Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy on Quality of Life in Patients with Peritoneal Mesothelioma.

Annals of Surgical Oncology 2019 May 8 [Link] Ali YM, Sweeney J, Shen P, Votanopoulos K, McQuellon R, Duckworth K, Perry KC, Russell G, Levine EA Abstract INTRODUCTION: Cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is an accepted treatment for peritoneal mesothelioma. In this study, we evaluated QOL after HIPEC for peritoneal mesothelioma. METHODS: This […]

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50 Patients with Malignant Mesothelioma of Both the Pleura and Peritoneum: A Single-Institution Experience.

Annals of Surgical Oncology 2019 May 7 [Link] Letica-Kriegel AS, Leinwand JC, Sonett JR, Gorenstein LA, Taub RN, Chabot JA, Kluger MD Abstract BACKGROUND: The most common sites of malignant mesothelioma are the pleura and peritoneum, but little is known about the incidence, prognosis, or treatment of patients with disease in both cavities. Previous series […]

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Diagnostic Accuracy of a Limited Immuno-panel of Calretinin and Ber-EP4 for Diagnosis of Malignant Effusions.

Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons 2019 January [Link] Khurram N, Anis T, Yusuf NW Abstract OBJECTIVE: To differentiate between adenocarcinoma cells and reactive mesothelial cells (RMC) in serous effusions using a limited immuno-panel of Ber-EP4 and Calretinin. STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Department of Pathology, Allama Iqbal Medical […]

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The Delphi and GRADE methodology used in the PSOGI 2018 consensus statement on Pseudomyxoma Peritonei and Peritoneal Mesothelioma.

European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2019 March 23 [Link] Lurvink RJ, Villeneuve L, Govaerts K, de Hingh IHJT, Moran BJ, Deraco M, Van der Speeten K, Glehen O, Kepenekian V, Kusamura S Abstract Pseudomyxoma Peritonei (PMP) and Peritoneal Mesothelioma (PM) are both rare peritoneal malignancies. Currently, affected patients may be treated with Cytoreductive Surgery and […]

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Ten-year experience with peritoneal mesothelioma.

Journal of B.U.O.N 2019 January-February [Link] Kyziridis D, Hristakis C, Kalakonas A, Vaikos D, Pallas N, Karamveri C, Kyriakopoulos V, Tentes AA Abstract PURPOSE: Peritoneal mesothelioma is a rare disease that remains confined to the peritoneal surfaces for long. Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) combined with hyperthermic intraoperative intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) is the most effective treatment and […]

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Bilateral diffuse pulmonary infiltrates secondary to malignant peritoneal mesothelioma – A rare clinical presentation.

Respiratory Medicine Case Reports 2019 March 4 [Link] Haygarth M, Zaw KK, Yachmenikova V, Pokorny AMJ, Kwong KK, Heraganahally SS Abstract Diffuse pulmonary metastasis secondary to primary peritoneal malignant mesothelioma is rarely reported in the literature. In this report we describe a 59-year-old Caucasian women with no known previous asbestos exposure presenting with bilateral diffuse […]

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In Commemoration of the 2018 Mataro Nagayo Prize – A road to early diagnosis and monitoring of asbestos-related mesothelioma.

Cancer Science 2019 March 19 [Link] Hino O, Abe M, Han B, Yan Y Abstract Primarily caused by exposure to asbestos, mesothelioma is a typical occupational disease. The latency of mesothelioma is as long as 20-40 years, and the cancer initially progresses mainly along the surfaces of pleura or peritoneum without forming masses. Since the […]

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